SHORT PROGRAM

Daisuke Takahashi: A Silver Lining

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Susan D. Russell
Daisuke Takahashi

Daisuke Takahashi, 26, is the oldest man on the Japanese team, but his performances at the 2012 World Figure Skating Championships in Nice, France told another story.

Heading into the event as one of the medal favorites, it could be expected that he was feeling the weight of expectation. But Takahashi said that was not the case. “I did not feel any pressure until right before the six-minute warm-up for the short when my legs started shaking and I felt very nervous,” he explained.

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Originally published in June 2012

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